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Major challenges face new FIFA boss Infantino – Sponsors want independent reform oversight

ZURICH, Feb 27, (AFP): FIFA’s new president Gianni Infantino on Saturday faced the mountainous task of reforming and uniting world football, with a pile of crises from the scandal-ridden Sepp Blatter era needing urgent action. Infantino, an executive at European football confederation UEFA, promised an end to the dark days …

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Europe’s Infantino wins FIFA presidency – Governing body approves major reforms to curb corruption

ZURICH, Feb 26, (AFP): Europe’s Gianni Infantino on Friday won the presidency of FIFA with a convincing win over Asian rival Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa and vowed to lead the scandal tainted body into a new era. The 45-year-old Swiss-Italian general secretary of UEFA got 115 votes in …

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FIFA confirms Kuwait, Indonesia barred from vote – FIFA reduces Blatter, Platini bans to six years

ZURICH, Feb 24, (AFP): FIFA has confirmed that suspended members Indonesia and Kuwait remain barred from voting in the body’s presidential election on Friday, in what could be a blow to leading candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa. Sheik Salman, a royal from Bahrain, heads the Asian Football Confederation …

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Kuwaiti WC heroes seek to get FIFA ban lifted

DUBAI, Feb 19, (RTRS): Four of Kuwait’s 1982 World Cup heroes are touring the Gulf region lobbying soccer chiefs in an attempt to have a FIFA ban on the country’s football association overturned. World soccer’s governing body suspended the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) in October after a deadline to change …

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FIFA to weigh Kuwait, Indonesia voting bans before election

ZURICH, Feb 15, (AP): Suspended FIFA member federations Kuwait and Indonesia will have their voting rights assessed next week, two days before the FIFA presidential election. FIFA says the subject “Associations not entitled to vote” is on the agenda for an executive committee meeting on Feb 24. It was unclear …

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FIFA court bans Valcke for 12 yrs – ‘Misconduct cases’

ZURICH, Feb 12, (AFP): A FIFA tribunal on Friday banned former secretary general Jerome Valcke for 12 years for misconduct ranging from helping a World Cup ticket scam to fixing a television deal and destroying evidence. The former right hand man to FIFA’s scandal tainted president Sepp Blatter was also …

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Ex-ref Al-Jassass dies

Former international Kuwaiti football referee Essa Al-Jassass recently died in the United States of America after a long illness, reports Al-Qabas daily. The late Al-Jassass is known for exerting tremendous efforts to promote Kuwait soccer during world meets. He is known to have made several contributions to the Kuwait Club where …

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Beirut stands by Kuwait in face of int’l sports ban

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 7, (KUNA): Lebanon stands alongside the State of Kuwait in face of the international ban on the national sports and will urge the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to rescind the suspension, announced a visiting Lebanese offi cial on Sunday. “Lebanon’s stand will be on Kuwait’s side and …

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Africa ‘unanimously’ backs Sheikh Salman for FIFA presidency – Blatter to attend Feb 16 appeal hearing: spokesman

KIGALI, Feb 5, (AFP): The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Friday it was backing Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa of Bahrain as its candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter as president of world body FIFA. “The executive committee decided that CAF will give full support to Sheikh Salman with his …

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‘FIFA election globetrotters avoid soccer real problems’ – Dull election with no charismatic leader in sight

ZURICH, Feb 4, (AFP): The battle for the FIFA presidency has turned into a gruelling round-the-globe marathon for the five candidates but observers say they are avoiding the real problems facing the scandal-infected world football body. With Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa and UEFA general secretary …

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